Moving to Berkshire This Spring
With the first official day of spring happening on the 20th of March, it’s time to get your game face on. Spring is well known for being a productive month, especially for cleaning. It’s also where the excuses for putting off the DIY is over when the snow melts. For some lucky people, spring may also mean a fresh start when you relocate to Berkshire.
Spring in the season where we try to leave winter behind to start again. Although the weather is still freezing, it’s time to shake of the winter blues to plan for 2018. At Camp Hopson, we’re always looking for ways to help our customers gear up for a productive season.
Top Tips for Moving to Berkshire this Spring –
With so many fantastic places to live in Berkshire, you’ll need to do a lot of research to find the perfect place for you. Although there are no cities in Berkshire, there are larger towns like Reading, Slough and Bracknell. If you’re looking for a village, Berkshire has some of the best ones in the UK. Camp Hopson is based in the market town of Newbury, and we highly recommend it to anyone.
You’ll need to visit Berkshire a few times to get a feel for your preferred location. Although the internet is a fantastic tool for research, you can’t be the first-hand experience. You might find that somewhere that looks quiet through the day is much louder at night. You might also see some bustling tourist areas become calmer at night.
If you check online, you can see what the house prices are the areas you’re looking at. This is very useful when you’re viewing properties. If the price is very low, there might be some hidden flaw that the seller isn’t informing you about. If it’s very high, it can help if you can state that the value in the area is much lower. Either way, it’s a handy tool for negotiating prices.
Make sure that any property you look at has the proper surveys and checks done. Most properties will have one report undertaken, usually a homebuyer survey. However, there are several more that you need if you want to know the exact state of the property. If the seller is not willing to do extensive reports, then it might not be a suitable person to do business with.
If you’re planning on modifying or renovating the property you buy, make sure it isn’t a listed building. These types of properties are a nightmare to get planning permission for, even if it’s necessary modifications. Avoid listed buildings if you can.
Start saving for a deposit as early as possible. You should book an appointment with a mortgage broker in Berkshire, as well as an estate agent. Once you know how much your budget is for a mortgage, you’re ready to set up some viewings. An estate agent will be able to filter out any unsuitable properties to save time.
Excellent Days Out in Berkshire –
Berkshire has lots of excellent days out and things to do, which is why many people choose to move here. Here are a few things you can do in Berkshire with spring.
Downtown Abbey Tour – if you’re a fan of Downtown Abbey, then this tour is a must. Although it’s not ‘strictly’ a Berkshire day out, the tour heads from London to Oxfordshire, with a visit to our very own Highclere Castle. You’ll have to book early – this tour sells out fast.
UK Wolf Conservation Trust – if you want a family day out that makes a difference, head to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. This great trust aims to raise awareness of these beautiful creatures with an informative family day out.
Windsor Castle – if it’s a historical landmark you’re after, you won’t find much better than Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle in one of the world’s oldest occupied castle, in addition to being one of the largest. There are various guided tours packed with information, and it’s a fantastic day out.
Newbury Racecourse – if you fancy a flutter ‘on the horses’ you can head to Newbury Racecourse. It’s one of the most famous racecourses in the UK and hosts events throughout the year. The world-famous Hennessy Gold Cup is one of the leading highlights for any racing fans.
Camp Hopson – We’re Berkshire’s Number One Removals and Storage Provider –
If you have the ideal property to relocate to this spring, remember to choose Berkshire’s favourite company for removals and storage. Camp Hopson moves thousands of people in and out of Berkshire every year, and we already have lots of people ready to relocate with us this spring.
Camp Hopson offers affordable removals and storage packages. We believe that you shouldn’t have to pay over the odds to get a high standard of customer service. Everyone deserves to have the peace of mind that their removals company is in top form.
Customer service is vital to us, and we always get repeat customers. Additionally, we often get new customers from referrals from happy clients. It’s one of the joys of our job when we hear that someone was that pleased with the work that they suggested us to other people.
Camp Hopson’s ethos is to work with closely with our customers to ensure they can help them get the service they require. Our team will guide you through the planning stages of your spring relocation, and should you need storage; we guarantee that your possessions will be safe and secure.
If you have any questions about life in Berkshire, feel free to contact us at any time. Berkshire is the perfect choice for your relocation this spring, and we’re the right choice to get you there.